Javascript- bulleted list question

Posted on 2003-02-19
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi folks.
How can I transform a javascript array:
Array("line 1", "line two", "line three (3)", "line 4 (four)");
into a bulleted list in HTML?

..and to make things just a little more complicated, I'm trying to put the list inside a TEXTAREA of a FORM.
Question by:starfailure
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knightEknight earned 200 total points
ID: 7981468
You could do something like this ... but the "bullets" in this case are stars (*)

<SCRIPT language='javascript'>

  var ary = new Array("line 1", "line two", "line three (3)", "line 4 (four)");

  function makelist(theForm)
     for ( var i=0,n=ary.length,str=""; i<n; i++ )
         str += "* " + ary[i] + "\n";

     theForm.theTextArea.value = str;


<FORM name='myform'>
<TEXTAREA name='theTextArea'></textarea>
<INPUT type='button' name='theButton' value="Make List"
   onclick='makelist(this.form);' />

Author Comment

ID: 7981641
Thanks, knightEknight.
That's actually what I was using, but didn't know if there was a simple way to implement LI.  I'll just see if I can find a symbol to use as a bullet.
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Expert Comment

ID: 7988239
how about this one:  &#8729;

    str += "&#8729; " + ary[i] + "\n";


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